Soft and Stylish Cowl… Free Crochet Pattern!

Soft and Stylish Cowl Pattern

By Beatrice Ryan Designs

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Pattern



.     Extra Bulky Yarn (5 or 6 by Yarns Standards) 150 yards- Different types and weights of yarn will produce varying results.

.     Size N Hook

.     Yarn Needle


Intermediate Crochet due to the flower being a little advanced, but beginners can make the flower easily by using the picture illustrations for guidance .  The Cowl is rated Easy Crochet



.     Ch-Chain     St-Stitch     Sl St-Slip Stitch     Sc-Single Crochet     DC- Double Crochet     HDC-Half Double Crochet     TRC-Triple Crochet


.     This pattern is worked in the round and no turning is necessary unless otherwise noted.


Ch 50-55 depending on your desired diameter, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch.  When joining chain, be very careful to keep the chain from twisting.  The joined Chain should be a continuous circle once joined, (See illustration below).


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Joining Chain without twisting


Row 1:     Ch 2 (Counts as first HDC), HDC next Ch and in each Ch around, Join to top of Ch 2. Make sure the work is not twisted (See illastration below)  50-55 HDC



HDC Round Joined


Row 2-6 :     Ch 4 (Count as first TRC now and throughout), TRC in next St and in each St around, Join to top of Ch 4.      50-55 TRC


Row 7:         Ch 2, HDC around. Join to top of Ch 2.  Finish off, Weave in tails.



Row 1: Ch 2, 6 Sc in 1st Ch, Join to 1st Sc. Flower is worked in the round unless otherwise noted.


Row 2: Ch 1,  Working in the Back Loops – 2 Sc in 1st St and each St around.  Do not Join. 12 Sc


Row 3: Continue working in the round in Back Loops (You will not be joining) . * 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next St,* 9 times, Sl St in next St.    21Sc+1 Sl St


You will now have a flat crochet circle with a spiral on top from the unworked Front Loops that will be the base of your flower. (See Illustration Below)



Base of flower


Row 4: The” Petal ” Base, You will creating Chain 3 spaces to make the petals in and Sc’s to secure the petals down, Similar to  making shell pattern-  Ch 1 Turn, (Working in both loops around the outside edge )  1 Sc in 2nd St from hook,* Ch 3, Sk next St, 3 Sc,* 5 times.  Ch 3, Do not turn, you are still working in the round in a spiral to the center of flower base now  in unworked loops of the flower base. (See Illustration”A” Below), *Sk St, 3 Sc, Ch 3*, * *Around to center of flower base. Sl St in last unworked loop. 12 Ch 3 spaces total. (See Illustration “B” Below)


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Illustration “A”                                                                 Illustration “B”


Row 5: The Petals… Ch 1, Turn.  Sl St, Hdc, 3 DC in Ch 3 Space,* Sk Sc, Sl St in next Sc, Sk Sc, 5 Dc(7DC if using Bulky Weight 5 yarn standard) in next Ch 3 Space*, * *11 Times, Sl St on back of flower base approximately 1 inch away from last petal made to secure flower. 12 Petals.  Finish off leaving long tail for sewing flower to Cowl.



Completed Flower


Sew Flower to cowl using yarn needle.


Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern


*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***


Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs


71 comments on “Soft and Stylish Cowl… Free Crochet Pattern!

  1. this is really neat! I love the cowl! I was very surprised that the pattern was on here. That is so cool!!!!!!

  2. Reblogged this on ELK Studio – Handcrafted Crochet Designs and commented:
    I’ve been waiting to get this free cowl pattern but hurry, it’s only for a limited time!

  3. Super cute! Thanks for the pattern

  4. Love the cowl! Can I ask, when I have joined the first round and then chained 2 does the first hdc go into this stitch or the next one?

  5. […] remember the free cowl pattern I posted yesterday by Beatrice Ryan Designs?  The pattern is free for only a limited time, so I […]

  6. AWESOME pattern Elena! Thank for so much for a great tutorial x

  7. That cowl has great movement, with the airy style. And the flower, what an amazing design! I love it. Mind if I use it one day? 😀

    • Thank you! You can make the cowl for personal use or make and sell the cowls… If you do sell them please just link the design back here… The pattern is free for a limited time and for personal use only, so please dont distribute the pattern. I hope you enjoy making them and if you sell them… Good luck on your sales!

  8. It is so lovely 🙂 Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! Rhondda

  9. […] back to the uber-creative and colourful Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs who’s repertoire seems infinite. How fantastic are these beanies?!!! My kids (sigh, as […]

  10. Congratulations! Your lovely cowl was one of the most clicked projects at Link & Share Wednesday! Rhondda

  11. Pretty cowl! I love the big rose, too. Thanks for sharing this at CAL link party 🙂

  12. […] #5 – Soft and Stylish Cowl Pattern, by Beatrice Ryan Designs: Lovely FREE crochet pattern with photo tutorial! […]

  13. Beautiful cowl. Love it thanks

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  15. I really like this cowl n you showed it in my favorite color purple. What yarn did you use! Thank you so much for giving this pattern free! What a blessing for us seniors.

    • Thank you for loving my work… I believe that purple one is made from Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn in Parachute Purple…. I made several of these cowls and this brand was my favorite to work with on this pattern! I have a hat pattern coming out this week that will also be for free…

  16. Hi! How can I get this pattern before u take it away? I only have a tablet n printer. Thank you, Valerie

    • The pattern will be up for several more weeks… Then will be for sale on Etsy in pdf form. If you cant print it, maybe write it out. If you are not able to get it printed or written before it goes to Etsy, let me know and I will email it to you or something…

  17. […] around with chunky yarn very much in my crochet experience but since having used it while making a free cowl pattern from Beatrice Ryan Designs, I’ve come to like the feel and how quickly a project works […]

  18. beautiful creations

  19. Thank you so much for this pattern, Elena 🙂
    I made it up as part of an anniversary present to a dear friend’s daughter, and she absolutely loved it! It was straightforward to make, and is very comfortable to wear, I’ve been told – so many thanks for your generosity in providing the pattern for free 🙂

  20. wish we could print just the pattern and not all the advertisements and comments. 😦

    • All you need to do is highlight the directions and copy and paste it to a word document… Then you only get the directions and you can print it from there… If this doesnt work… I will do it and email it to you…

  21. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern, it’s really lovely. I’ve tried to make a flower only once before and failed miserably. Even though I wasn’t able to get 12 ch 3 spaces, turns out 9 or 10 spaces make a perfect flower as well. Hooray 🙂

  22. Thanks, so much, for this pattern, just printed off, and going to a show tomorrow , and will start this pattern while on the road, hope I can master it, it looks very pretty, thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I have
    been crocheting and knitting for quite a few years, and it is therapy for my arthritis in my hands, and my mind, it works well on all kinds of moods, (ha). I always take my bags with me when we go anyplace, and used to be that my husband complained because I was always taking my bags, but now, he does not, because he knows where ever we end up, I am satisfied to have something in my hands, while he is doing his thing, thanks again. look forward to hearing from you again, my email, is, would love to hear about something new and easy, thanks again, and have a wonderful week-end.

    • Thanks for checking in and trying out my cowl!!! I travel with projects everytime! You can also check in on Facebook if you havent already… I have a daily free pattern find series and you may find some things you like there…

      I will be posting new patterns soon and we will all be doing a crochet a long together in January… Maybe you can participate.


  24. OMGOSH!! I am absolutely in love with this. I am new at crochet and am blessed to have a mother in law that will spend the time to help me with this. It will be beautiful for my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  25. This is adorable! I would love to crochet for my grandaughters! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  26. I want to know how long the cowl should be to look like the picture.

  27. could you make pattern print friendly without all the comments thank you

  28. Just finished this cowl in black & I love it!!! I used Lion Brand Hometown USA. Just discovered this yarn. So soft. Using 2skeins I was able to make the cowl & hat to wear to church tomorrow. Had a bit of a prob understanding the flower, but with persistance, I came thru. Thanks for the pattern. Will be making a lot of these.

  29. I love this cowl and would love to make it, but is there anyway to print this pattern without printing all the pictures to save on paper and ink. Am I missing the print button. Thanks you

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  33. Valuable information shared. I am very happy to read this article.
    thank you for giving us good info. appreciate this post.

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